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Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Jun. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the...

OSHA proposes nearly $1.8M in fines after roofer's death

Jun. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $1.8 million in fines for a Maine roofing contractor after an employee died in December. An OSHA spokesman told the Portland Press Herald that the fine against Shawn Purvis is one of the largest in New...

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

Jun. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency. The U.S. Occupational Safety and...

Behind deadline: Home projects suffer from worker shortage

Jun. 11, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The two-year remodel of her primary home in Fort Collins was to update and upgrade...

Police release name of man killed in workplace accident

Jun. 10, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the worker killed in an industrial accident at a Connecticut masonry contractor. New Milford police publicly identified the man killed Friday at New Milford Block and Supply as 29-year-old Daniel Kendrick, of Danbury. The News Times reports that...

Iowa trade group starts fund to attract construction workers

Jun. 4, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A statewide trade group representing commercial, industrial and public works construction contractors says it has established a $5 million endowment that will fund programs to attract people to construction trade jobs. Master Builders of Iowa has created a nonprofit board that will...

Gunman's motive unclear, officials quiet days after shooting

Jun. 3, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach employee who shot and killed 12 people at a municipal building gave no hint of the massacre to come when he emailed his resignation letter earlier in the day, saying that he was leaving for "personal reasons" but that "it has been a pleasure to serve." The...

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

Jun. 2, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old DeWayne...

Virginia Beach shines light on victims, not mass shooter

Jun. 2, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The victims of America's latest mass shooting had been dead for less than a day when police and city officials released a detailed presentation with their names, photos, job titles and the cities or towns in which they lived. In all, 12 people — 11 of them city employees...

Virginia victims had 150 years of combined service with city

Jun. 2, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the...